POSTPONED Brewstiller: Professional Distilling Essentials

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White Labs Asheville

Due to sudden, unforeseen changes in presenters' schedules, the BrewStillerAVL Seminar, due to be held May 16-18, will be postponed to a laterto-be-determined time. We sincerely apologize for this abrupt modification.​ New dates will be determined soon and announced. The primary reason for this alteration is to make the seminar as informative and worthwhile as possible. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to the seminar soon.

From May 16, 2024, 9:00 AM – May 18, 2024, 4:00 PM

If you've considered distilling as a way to expand your current brewing business, this 3 Day Immersive Seminar is a must for you. You will acquire a well-rounded, basic understanding of how to leverage your current brewing skill set and expand your bottom line with the addition of distilling. This event will take place during Asheville Beer Week so there will be multiple options for lodging (if needed) and a wide variety of intown events to participate in. 

Head Lecturer
Kevin Smith, Director of Brewing & Distilling at Company Distilling
Kevin Smith is obsessed with the traditional processes of making and fermenting distilled beverages. He publishes about it in leading science texts, lectures about it in the most respected programs, and has even pioneered new analytical processes to accomplish it. A self-admitted science geek at the forefront of his field, Kevin comes to Company following 22 years with Jack Daniels and owner Brown-Forman. Not only an expert in the art of spirits production, Kevin is a highly accomplished, professional brewer

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Topics will include:
DAY ONE (7hrs)
  • Introductory Session
  • Traditions Aspect of Whiskey Making - Exploring the definition of “Craft” and “Tradition
  • A Perspective on How and Why a Brewer can/would pursue Distilled Spirits Production
  • Overview of Regulatory Environment for Entering into Distilled Spirits Production
  • Grains for Distilled Spirits
  • Mashing & Conversion for Distilled Spirits
  • Yeast & Fermentation
  • Q&A Roundtable
DAY TWO (7hrs)
  • Distillation
  • Equipment
  • Theory
  • Analytical Methods
  • Spirit Category Definition and Production Processes
  • Distillery Yield Metrics and Optimization
  • Spirits Maturation, Processing, Packaging
  • Q&A Roundtable
DAY THREE (4hrs)
  • Practical Exercises
  • Distillation for Proofing of Obscured Beverages
  • Ethanol Curve Development – Distillation Recovery Mass Balance
  • Heads-Hearts-Tails Determination
  • Spirits Business & Regulatory Requirements
  • Equipment Field Trip

Brewing & Distilling School, Inc. | White Labs, Inc. | Deutsche Beverage + Process | Asheville Brewers Alliance | Riverbend Malt House

Limited seating available for those interested in attending on-site. For those who cannot make it in-person, a virtual option is also available.

Lunch from White Labs Brewing Co. Asheville Kitchen & Tap is provided for all onsite attendees.

There is free parking behind the White Labs, Inc. building. Please enter through the back door on the second level. Lecture room is immediately inside on your left.
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